Monday, June 29, 2015

It's Monday! (6/29/15)

 It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
Last week I finished four books--all with white covers, apparently.
First was Life Is Short (No Pun Intended) about the Klein/Arnold family of TLC's The Little Couple, all of whom live with skeletal dysplasia (dwarfism). I learned a lot about Bill and Jen's early years, so that was fun.
Next was Trisha Yearwood's third cookbook, Trisha's Table. Most of the recipes were straightforward and normal, but some involved the current fad of health foods (e.g. cashew milk, quinoa) that sort of turned me off.
Then I finished off Flower in two big gulps. It's a photography book of huge (life-size or larger) photos of flowers. Awe-inspiring.
Lastly, I finished In Defense of Food which is Michael Pollan's treatise on what and how to eat. It answered some questions, but raised some as well.

Going into this week, I'm reading three books off of my July reading list: Jane Smiley's Early Warning (book two in her American farm trilogy); Jon Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven, which gives the history of the Latter Day Saints church and the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints church/movement; and a re-read of Around the House and in the Garden, in which Dominique Browning (former House and Garden magazine editor-in-chief), talks about picking up the pieces after her divorce.
I'm enjoying all three quite a bit.

What's on your bedside table this week?

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